A Rolex in the family

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    A Rolex in the family



    My first attempt at watch photography. Shot with a Nikon D90 and if i remember correctly, my f/1.8 50mm lens.

    This watch belonged to my grandpa and was later given to my dad (oddly enough that grandpa was not the one on my dad's side) and one day it's going to be mine. Lately the watch has been stopping every now and then but hopefully that's nothing a watchmaker can't fix.

    Feedback appreciated.

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    Re: A Rolex in the family

    Very very nice job at the photo taking! John Wilson



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    I tried to make the photo look a little dated. I had no idea that There was a little weird bluish light thing on the top left corner of the watch... whoops.

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    Re: A Rolex in the family

    Nice watch and nice photo!

    Tip - reflections can be shielded off with black or white cards (sheet of paper...).

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    Re: A Rolex in the family

    Looks terrific~Cheers!

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    Re: A Rolex in the family

    It appears (to me) that the dial is slightly out of focus and the first couple of bracelet links look much sharper, was that intentional?
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    I don't trust autofocus for these type of shots. Much better to manually focus, this will ensure you're getting the bits in focus you want. This one looks back-focused to me. I do like the contrast adjustments.
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    Re: A Rolex in the family

    Looks good! And... I agree with the previous post.... you're probably better off manually focusing shots like this (or an macro).

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    Re: A Rolex in the family

    Beautiful watch.

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